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John P. Fowler John Preston Fowler
Full Name: John Preston Fowler, Sr.
Date of birth: March 11, 1849
Date of death: December 8, 1927

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (1)   18th (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Bastrop / Bastrop   Bastrop, Fayette, Lee
(1) Independent, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) 18th Legislature, 1/10/1883, p. 1, All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office; pp. 5-6, Resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal.
(4) Name listed Peter Fowler; included on roster of members of the 18th Legislature as a Democrat, p. 226. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, J.P. Fowler, pp. 78-79. Birth date 3/1/1852. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, John Preston Fowler, pp. 371-372. Birth date 3/11/1850, son of William and Avaline (Thompson) Fowler, mayor of Bastrop, Bastrop County Attorney. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 4, Texas Historical Commission, [Historic Marker Application: Allen-Fowler House], 10/6/2008, crediting Texas Historical Commission. "John Preston Fowler, Jr. 'Pet' was Mayor of Bastrop (1874), Bastrop County Attorney (1873-1876 & 1880-1881), and was elected Texas State Senator (1883-1885)." Died in 1927. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biography, John Preston Fowler, pp. 240-241. Birth date 3/11/1852. Elected to the Senate 11/7/1882 as an Independent. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Other Resources
  • John Preston Fowler, Sr., birth date 3/11/1849 on grave marker, death date 12/8/1927, son of William Fowler and Avaline Thompson, interment in Fairview Cemetery, Bastrop, Bastrop County. Find a Grave.
  • Name given, John Peter Fowler. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John P. Fowler, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John P. Fowler, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Claims and Accounts  
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Claims and Accounts  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Affairs  
     

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